This Is What's UP!
Eric Morrison & The Mysteries is an original Americana-Soul-Jam band out of Santa Cruz. Ca. Rooted in the trajectory of a West Coast sound, EM&M are spinning off a throwback old school jam with loud electric guitars, a little bit of blues, some swamp rock, country influences, and a healthy heaping of R&B with meaningful lyrical content , and soul driven vocals.
Eric Morrison brought the Mysteries together in the beginning of 2016. The mysteries and there ever changing cast of characters may include, but are not limited too.....these awesome folks....
Eric Morrison - Vocals/Guitar Donna Seda - Vocals
Bill Fanara - Guitar/Vocals Will McDougal - Keyboard/Vocals - Sam Nilsson - Guitar
George Berry - Scotty Rocket - David Tucker - Spencer Ellison - Jim Daulton - Edgar Ponder - Drums
Eric Gilmore - Mike Lewis - Tim Allen - Bass
Edgar Ponder - Percussion
Eric and the group have just released their debut album. A 10 track gem, "No Wolves" that debuted at #32 on the roots rock charts with the singles "Bad Girl" and "Big Stacks of Money" as high as #5 on the singles charts. The record includes many mysterious guest artists including...
-Robbie Hoddinott (from the legendary Bob Weir’s “Kingfish”) is featured on 4 tracks. "Mountain", "Something going on Down Below", "Things are gonna Change" and "Bad Girl" Robbie was a very special surprise on this record. Mike Lewis, one of the bass players for the mysteries, was a childhood friend and former bandmate of Robbie and had reconnected with him and brought him in for a couple sessions that led to these tracks being used on the record. Robbie had been out of the scene for over a decade before these very rare sessions. Robbie has since passed away in March of 2017 R.I.P
-Jim Lewin (Great American Taxi, Todd Snider, Lacy J. Daulton) played both guitar and bass and had a role as engineer/producer on "No Wolves", "Carmel Valley", and "Big Stacks of Money"
-Doug Dirt (Banana Slug String Orchestra) came in to play bass on "Carmel Valley"
-Burnin Vernon Davis (Buddy Miles, Patti Lebelle, Etta James, WAR, George Clinton, Peter Tosh, and Anita Baker) and now "Eric Morrison & The Mysteries. You will find Vernon shredding lead guitar on "Big Stacks of Money".
The music and moment is in control of this mysterious bunch. “We have no idea where this is going, and it’s great” says the driver of the band Eric Morrison.
EM&M's home base is Santa Cruz, CA. Being surrounded by the Redwood forest and the Pacific Ocean provides a muse not to be taken lightly as they are taking the music scene by storm with a relentless flow and work ethic. The band is writing, recording, touring, smiling, laughing and crying while delivering epic tales of modern hypocrisy and love and overcoming doubt. Get to know them, You'll find out! Enjoy the Mystery...